What causes the flesh-eating disease?

What causes the flesh-eating disease?

Group A Strep Thought to Be Most Common Cause Learn about Vibrio wound infections. There are many types of bacteria that can cause the “flesh-eating disease” called necrotizing fasciitis. Public health experts believe group A Streptococcus (group A strep) are the most common cause of necrotizing fasciitis.

What is flesh-eating disease and how do you get it?

Necrotizing fasciitis is an infection caused by bacteria. It can destroy skin, fat, and the tissue covering the muscles within a very short time. The disease sometimes is called flesh-eating bacteria. When it occurs on the genitals, it is called Fournier gangrene.

Which is the best example of a superbug?

Superbugs are strains of bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi that are resistant to most of the antibiotics and other medications commonly used to treat the infections they cause. A few examples of superbugs include resistant bacteria that can cause pneumonia, urinary tract infections and skin infections.

Is there such a thing as flesh eating bacteria?

Read our main article on necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating bacteria and flesh-eating disease ». Media reports have popularized the term flesh-eating bacteria to refer to a type of very rare but serious bacterial infection known as necrotizing fasciitis.

How can we prevent the spread of superbugs?

Researchers continue to evaluate how these germs develop resistance. They also study how to diagnose, treat and prevent antimicrobial resistance. Certain actions may step up the appearance and spread of antimicrobial-resistant germs, such as:

What kind of superbugs are on the rise in Australia?

One type of superbug Australia has managed to keep under control is multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Once considered manageable with antibiotics, drug-resistant strains are on the rise again in developing nations, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.